Archive - January 2015

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Peace Corps Performance and Accountability Report FY 2014
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New books by Peace Corps writers — December 2014

Peace Corps Performance and Accountability Report FY 2014

Every year, federal agencies publish a Performance and Accountability Report. Although written in bureaucratic/management jargon, it has important information and worth reading and reviewing. Please read the report. Many may disagree with my review and that would be to the good.  The more eyes the better. The report is listed on the official Peace Corps website. Here is the link: http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/annrept2014.pdf FY2014 ended September 30, 2014 and the data derives from that time. There were 6,818 Volunteers serving in the field, 63% of the Volunteers were female and 37% male. The low number of Volunteers reflects both the decrease in applications seen in 2012 and 2013 and the evacuation of Volunteers for security and safety reasons. Peace Corps has an excellent record for removing Volunteers, safely, swiftly, and silently, when a deteriorating political situation puts them at risk. Such evacuations were conducted in the Ukraine and Kenya. Programs were suspended . . .

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New books by Peace Corps writers — December 2014

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. Those Were the Days: A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the Late ‘60s (Peace Corps essay collection) by James Beebe (Philippines 1968–73) Peace Corps Writers December 2014 162 pages $14.95 (paperback) • Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment (Second Edition) by James Beebe (Philippines 1968–73) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers October 2014 282 pages $38.00 (paperback) • Tales from A Muzungu (Peace Corps memoir) by Nicholas Duncan (Uganda 2010–12) Peace Corps Writers December 2014 156 pages $14.95 (paperback) • 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay before You Die by Kristen Hare (Guyana 2000–02) St. Louis: . . .

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